Merman and Mermaid

Published May 16, 2023 by tindertender

One of the most unusual seals from the ancient world!

Dating to the Neo-Babylonian era, approximately 700 B.C., this cylinder seal contains an anthropomorphic carving of a bearded merman and a mermaid on the right.

🧜 In the stamp we can see the upper part of a human body, while the lower part is a fish with its fine details, where the tail, fins and scales are carved with great precision.

Both the merman and the mermaid raise their right hands and extend …

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